Crash Landing Likely, But ESA Says ExoMars Successful
October 20, 2016
LYON, France—The European Space Agency (ESA) is characterizing the 2016 leg of its ExoMars mission as a success, despite the likely crash of the mission’s Mars lander. Contact with the entry, descent and landing module Schiaparelli was lost about 50 sec. before its planned Oct. 19 touchdown. “The...
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